The hunting lodge | Seeland

Waiting in the forest

06/09/2017

In our daily life, we hate to wait. But in shooting, waiting is not just fundamental. It is part of the magic. We shoot for a paradox. 

By Michael Rachlin

Let’s tweed again

30/08/2017
Let's tweed again

For generations, the classic, stylish woollen tweed has been associated with hunting and British rural life. But the history of tweed was created through the interaction between town and country. 

By Michael Rachlin

Happy hound on the trail

25/08/2017

By Michael Rachlin, Photo: Marc Totten

We were on the trail with Björn and his dog Frida in Southern Sweden. On the trail with a happy hound and a wild boar trotter.

Wild duck with campfire potatoes and red cabbage salad

10/07/2017

Duck roasted over an open fire is always a treat. Especially in the hunting season, when you can perfectly well do the Christmas duck this way.

I've chosen to spatchcock the bird, which makes it easier to grill. This is also sometimes called "butterflying" the duck. You do this by cutting along the back and folding the bird out like opening a book. You can do the same with all game birds. I used a mallard, which is the most common wild duck in Denmark.

 

Release the clay pigeons

16/06/2017

By Michael Rachlin, Photo: Marc Totten

It's like the perfect British shooting party with check shirts, ties under waistcoats and shooting glasses pushed up over a flat cap. And the Land Rover's tailgate is barely down before a glass of champagne or sloe gin, shooting stories and cheerful smiles are broken out.

It is only the absence of dogs and the time of year – since we are still in late summer – that reveal that we haven't come to see a parade of pheasants, partridges or any other game.

Created on the ground of the forest

29/05/2017

By Michael Rachlin

Seeland has created its own camouflage from the ground up. A completely new camouflage for stalking in spring and summer.

It's the spring sun dazzling the eyes. It's the low sun exposing plants and animals in the landscape as sharp contours against the ground of the forest and the trees. This bright sunlight and contours make it a particular challenge to stalk deer or for gamebird shooters to hide in thickets.

The antlered buck, magic and the shot not fired

11/05/2017

By Jonas Andersen

This is the story of a novice hunter's first deer hunt and a special meeting with one particular buck. No shot fired and no parade of game – but enriched by a meaningful experience.

Ten shooters to follow on Instagram

07/03/2017
Ten hunters to follow on Instagram

The perfect shot does not always involve powder or lead. Shooting is a visual experience, and Instagram is the ultimate visual social media.  Here are ten different Instagram profiles worth following for a shooter.

"You'll never regret a shot you don't take"

15/02/2017

Over several decades, Jakob Brøste has built up his shooting proficiency along lakes and watercourses, and in forests and thickets. He describes his best shooting experiences and the good shooting advice he has received.  

250 shots with Jesper Hansen

28/11/2016

In the late spring of 2016 Seeland held a competition. The rules were that by shooting clays in the Seeland Skeet Shooting game and signing up, you participated in a prize draw to win a Skeet waistcoat and a shooting lesson with former world champion and Olympian skeet shooter Jesper Hansen.

All about elk shooting in Sweden

25/11/2016

By Michael Rachlin

This is one of the major classical shooting experiences in Sweden. The elk is the world's largest deer and naturally the jewel in the crown of deer shooting. For many shooters, Sweden, with its very healthy and well-regulated stock, is the number-one place to go elk shooting.

Annually, around 100,000 elk are shot in Sweden – and this level has been stable since the 1980s. For Swedish shooters, elk shooting is an annual tradition and a skill that is often passed down from one generation to the next.

A shooting heritage

27/11/2016

By Michael Rachlin

Three generations going out shooting together is pretty extraordinary. In the Knibbs family in England's Warwickshire, it’s bound up with a lifestyle and attitude towards nature that gets passed down from one generation to the next.

Mark Knibbs was no more than four years old when he was allowed to go shooting with his father and older brother. Mark tried to keep up, to keep quiet and, above all, to avoid any false moves with the empty single-barrelled gun.

Seven of literature's greatest hunters

11/11/2016

Sources: Professor Jørn Boisen and Birthe Hofmann, both of the University of Copenhagen, Wikipedia

Shooting always makes a good story - from small shooting club anecdotes to unforgettable narratives. Here, we present seven of the greatest shooters in literature, for cosy winter reading, or to pass on to others, as proof that you know your classics.

Ernest Hemingway

1899-1961

Milliseconds in slow motion

27/11/2016

Text: Michael Rachlin
Photo: Das Büro for DIF (the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark) and Team Danmark

It's all about shooting for the Danish skeet shooter Jesper Hansen, who in August will be shooting for gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"It's like it's all happening in slow motion."

This may seem a rather surprising way to describe a sport that gives you less than a second to hit a clay target spinning through the air at around 60 miles per hour.

Guide: Jointing a goose

26/11/2016

There is plenty of food in a goose, and perhaps even more than you would think.

In our new catalogue you can find recipes that use every bit of the goose.